West African Folk Tales

West African Folk Tales

Author: William H. Barker
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Duration: 2:35:56
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West African Folk Tales

A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lo
A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain. Other stories are about why certain animals act in certain ways. (Summary by Lizzie Driver)

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How We Got the Name "Spider Tales"
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How Wisdom Became the Property of the Human Race
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Anansi and Nothing
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Thunder and Anansi
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How We Got the Name "Spider Tales"
William H. Barker
How Wisdom Became the Property of the Human Race
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Anansi and Nothing
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Thunder and Anansi
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Why the Lizard Moves his Head up and Down
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Tit for Tat
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Why White Ants Always Harm Man's Property
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The Squirrel and the Spider
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Why We See Ants Carrying Bundles
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Why Spiders are Always Found in Corners
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Anansi and the Blind Fisherman
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Adzanumee and her Mother
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The Grinding-stone that Ground Flour by Itself
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Morning Sunrise
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Why the Sea-turtle Beats its Breast
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How Beasts and Serpents Came into the World
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Honourable Minu
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Why the Moon and Stars Get Light from the Sun
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Ohia and the Thieving Deer
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How the Tortoise got its Shell
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The Hunter and the Tortoise
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Kwofi and the Gods
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The Lion and the Wolf
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Maku Mawu and Maku Fia
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The Robber and the Old Man
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The Leopard and the Ram
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Why the Leopard only Catches Prey on its Left
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Quarcoo Bah-Boni
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King Chameleon and the Animals
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To Lose an Elephant for the Sake of a Wren
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The Ungrateful Man
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Why Tigers never Attack Men Unless they are Provoked
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The Omanhene Who Liked Riddles
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How Mushrooms First Grew
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Farmer Mybrow and the Fairies
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